WREN began in 1994 with a program that supported 12 women participants in their dreams of business ownership. By the spring of 1995, these WREN pioneers were operating their own enterprises. Encouraged by the success of this pilot project, we began building what we refer to as the 'WREN Community'. Today, WREN has nearly 1,200 members, more than half of whom own their own businesses, men and women living in New Hampshire and beyond, who benefit from and support WREN's many initiatives and resources. Our work connects people with one another, offers learning opportunities, creates and supports markets for entrepreneurs and provides access to resources many couldn't afford on their own.
WREN provides a place for inter-generational community collaboration, education, classes, workshop and networking events. Members can work on their businesses and projects while learning new, creative skills through workshops, mentorship, events and a peer learning environment. A non-profit member-driven community space in Bethlehem and Berlin for makers, artists, tinkerers, producers, entrepreneurs and DIY'ers to inspire, create, and connect.
Our store Local Works Marketplace at WREN, showcases over 300 local artisans featuring jewelry, porttery, textiles, furniture, fine art, photography, books, music, children's toys & more. The Gallery at WREN presents a new show every month, visit www.wrenworks.org for the complete schedule. Our Local Works store and Art Gallery are open every day 10am-5pm. Our Farmer's Markets in Bethlehem and Berlin are open May through October! Our WREN Central office hours are M-F 9am-5pm.